§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Environment (Mr. Keith Speed)
Bedfordshire County Council, the local highway authority, has not yet put forward proposals for the reconstruction of this bridge. Until it does, we cannot suggest when the scheme might be carried out.
§ Mr. Madel
Until this bridge is reconstructed, heavy goods vehicles have to pass through residential areas on roads not built for that purpose. In view of the progress of the Heavy Commercial Vehicles Bill through the House, may I urge my hon. Friend to push Bedfordshire County Council to make an early start on the project?